SPOTUS - the Retail World Was Ahead of the Ruling

SPOTUS – the Retail World Was Ahead of the Ruling

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You may not know or care that my career began in retail. In light of this historic Supreme Court Decision for LGBT civil rights, I couldn’t help but recollect all the LGBT people I had the pleasure and privilege of working with in retail over the decades. I worked for Neiman Marcus in Atlanta in the early […]

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Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

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Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

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I run across some bad emails in my inbox, but I have to give people an A for effort, so I have avoided using SMB emails as examples of WHAT NOT TO DO. In this case, the example below was so bad it borders on the “I really don’t care” level, so I decided they wouldn’t really care if …

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SMB Owners: Don't Get Bogged Down in Your Bookkeeping

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My guess is you never gave a damn about bookkeeping, ordering, payroll, maintenance, or many of the duties that are so necessary to run a successful business. So why aren’t you …

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Boomers, Don't Say You Can't Do Social Media...

Boomers, You Can Do Social Media!

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Boomers, You Can Do Social Media!

Nothing, and I mean nothing, including Social Media, is as hard to master as MS-DOS was. . .

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Shopping Small is Shopping Wise for Busy Entrepreneurs

Shopping Small is Shopping Wisely

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Are you guilty of lost time picking through discount racks to NOT find what you need? It is a far more enjoyable shopping experience to “Shop Small.” Since Entrepreneurs are always short on time, small business shops and services can be a huge time saver once you establish a relationship with the staff. And since you […]

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SMBs: Penny Wise could be Pound Foolish in Marketing

SMBs: Penny Wise could be Pound Foolish in Marketing

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A discussion question was posed on a LinkedIn Group: “Do you have any tips or ideas for marketers working on a tight budget? Please add your suggestions.” There were many great suggestions on how to market with the fewest dollars possible for the best results, As usual there were many suggestions, but no one was addressing the real issue – and that is that marketing should be recognized as a critical investment in …

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From Skadeedle [Infographic]: Email Marketing Etiquette Dos & Don’ts

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Email Marketers! You can’t afford not to address each point on the infographic from Skadeedle below! Don’t risk an “Opt-out” or an unsubscribe because you overlooked what you might think of as a minor detail.

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Why SMBs Should Consider a Marketing Consultant

Why SMBs Should Consider a Marketing Consultant

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Apparently a lot of people don’t understand consulting services. When many prospects shop for a marketing consultant, they often expect some sort of price and package menu. A prix fixe is a double-edged sword for consultants and prospects.

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The Win-Win of Social Media Through Unexpected Uses. Pt. 2 Hidden Genius of QR Codes

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Still think QR Codes are useless? When QR codes (QR = quick response) were introduced, success was implied. And then… nothing… because there weren’t enough people with phones with scanning ability. BUT, with SmartPhone purchases on an exponential rise, …

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